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Yesenia Robles

Reporter, Chalkbeat Colorado

Yesenia Robles is Chalkbeat Colorado’s suburban reporter looking at changes happening in Denver’s suburban school districts. Yesenia grew up in Denver, graduated from CU Boulder and is fluent in Spanish. She previously covered suburbs, education and breaking news for The Denver Post. You can reach her at yrobles@chalkbeat.org

Aurora joined a handful of other districts where board members can soon receive pay.
As the future of DACA hangs in the balance, students keep up hope that they’ll be able to continue education.
Mientras el futuro de DACA es incierto, los estudiantes mantienen la esperanza de poder continuar sus estudios.
The Jeffco school board will hear closure recommendations on Aug. 25 and vote in November.
Elementary enrollment data published by Jeffco shows how declining enrollment is impacting the district.
Un análisis hecho por Chalkbeat muestra cómo la reducción en matrícula está impactando al distrito de Jeffco.
Districts have seen a drop in applications during the pandemic, but families will need them again this school year.
Este otoño se requerirá que los estudiantes tengan un formulario nuevo completado en el distrito escolar a fin de determinar si son elegibles para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido.
The Adams 14 school board will accept applications for replacing Ramona Lewis after declaring her board seat vacant.
Aurora leaders believe the raises may be some of the largest raises for school staff in the Denver metro area.
The state is proposing to fund two applicants’ plans to pay for transportation to some Adams students.
Colorado laws require the state to intervene in low-performing school districts, and list reorganization as an option, but that had never been used before.
Colorado’s State Board of Education asked Adams 14 to begin reorganizing, but in the meantime, asked the district to hire outside help to work on improvement plans.
The Colorado Department of Education is reviewing the two applications and will announce awards by July 1.
Habra recomendaciones en agosto, y la junta escolar votará para aceptar o rechazar los cierres en noviembre.
The school board is expected to vote in November on the first round of closure recommendations.
Hispanic students’ high school graduation rate rose nearly 20 percentage points over the last decade in Colorado, but the pandemic threatens to erode hard-won gains.
La tasa de graduación hispana en Colorado aumentó casi 20 puntos porcentuales en comparación con la década anterior, pero la pandemia amenaza con reducir los avances alcanzados con mucho esfuerzo.
La ley les da a las comunidades locales como Adams 14 bastantes opciones para resistir al estado, que ha mandado una reorganización del distrito.
¿Tendrán menos valor los diplomas de Adams 14? ¿Van a cerrar las escuelas? Tenemos respuestas a las preguntas más importantes.
A majority of the Aurora school board voted to close two elementary schools just two months after voting to keep them open.
The united front suggests Colorado will face an uphill battle in its efforts to force change on the Adams 14 community.
Colorado’s Adams 14 school district was ordered to start a reorganization process, which begins with forming a committee.
Colorado’s State Board of Ed last month let Adams 14 develop its own improvement plan. Unhappy with the result, members now want to reorganize the district.
Transportation is often a barrier for low-income students who want to use school choice. The State Board of Education may step in because Adams 14 is “in a crisis,” members said.
The state wants Adams 14 to hire help and submit a plan for the district and high school by next month.
The State Board of Education could close Adams 14 schools or reorganize the district. Local leaders instead want the board to trust them to improve education.
Aurora principals are designing a magnet arts school with a focus on equity to open fall 2022.